Common Sense, A Summary View of the Rights of British America, Thoughts on Government and the Speeches of Washington: Important Early American Political Writing, including the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution [NOOK Book]

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The American Revolution stands as a major turning point in world history. Most prominently, it resulted in the creation of the United States of America, a nation that has played a dominate role in world affairs for the past century. Equally as important it established a nation based on the republican model of government. In the world of the 18th Century where monarchs and emperors still wielded vast powers, the American model clearly placed the power of the nation with its people and not with a prince. This book ...
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Common Sense, A Summary View of the Rights of British America, Thoughts on Government and the Speeches of Washington: Important Early American Political Writing, including the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution

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Overview

The American Revolution stands as a major turning point in world history. Most prominently, it resulted in the creation of the United States of America, a nation that has played a dominate role in world affairs for the past century. Equally as important it established a nation based on the republican model of government. In the world of the 18th Century where monarchs and emperors still wielded vast powers, the American model clearly placed the power of the nation with its people and not with a prince. This book contains the key writings and speeches of several major figures in the U.S. Revolutionary War, specifically Thomas Jefferson's "A Summary View of the Rights of British America", Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death", Thomas Paine's "Common Sense", John Adams' "Thoughts on Government" and the Speeches of George Washington. Also included is the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States of America.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012788191
  • Publisher: Limitless Press LLC
  • Publication date: 6/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 511,859
  • File size: 120 KB

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and one of the most influential Founding Fathers. As a political philosopher, Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment and knew many intellectual leaders in Britain and France. He idealized the independent yeoman farmer as exemplar of republican virtues.

Patrick Henry (1736-1799) served as the first post-colonial Governor of Virginia from 1776 to 1779. A prominent figure in the American Revolution, Henry is known and remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Thomas Paine (1736-1809) was born in England and lived and worked there until age 37, when he emigrated to the British American colonies, in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely-read pamphlet Common Sense in 1776, advocating colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Later, Paine greatly influenced the French Revolution.

John Adams (1735-1826) was an American politician and the second President of the United States (1797–1801), after being the first Vice President (1789–1797) for two terms. As a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress, he played a leading role in persuading Congress to adopt the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

George Washington (1732–1799) was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and served as the first President of the United States of America (1789–1797). The Continental Congress appointed Washington commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary forces in 1775. Washington established many of the customs and usages of the new government's executive department.
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